Ferrari And Maserati Scoop Top Awards From Top Gear

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430

The Ferrari F430, the Maserati MC12 and the Quattroporte have won the 2005 Top Gear Magazine award for ‘Supercar of the year’, ‘Dream Car of the year’ and ‘Limo of the year’ respectively.

The 12 category awards are published in full in the January issue of BBC Top Gear Magazine and will be presented on Top Gear on BBC2 at 8.00pm on 12 December. Every year the Top Gear team drives over 300 new cars hundreds of thousands of miles on roads and tracks all over the world before deciding which ones have really moved the game forward.

Says BBC Top Gear magazine editor Michael Harvey: "These awards come from the heart, not the test track. We don't claim absolute objectivity, but who is truly objective when most of us, when buying a car, say its looks rank first or second when it comes to choosing. We do however claim to know what we're talking about and this latest list of inductees to our hall of fame are cars that offer a certain unsolicited sparkle in their intention or in their execution. And usually both. They're great cars, but they're all pretty cool with it."

Massimo Fedeli, Managing Director of Ferrari Maserati UK Ltd commented: "It’s been a very busy year for us at Ferrari and Maserati, with the launch of five new models and the set up of factory owned subsidiaries to cover our main markets. We are very pleased that our efforts have scored great success with members of the public and the media alike, especially here in the UK, a country renowned for its passion for cars and motor racing. Winning three top honours is a fitting start to the new business in the UK as a branch of Ferrari and Maserati S.p.A.."

Published 4 December 2004 Melanie Carter

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